Honey Recipes


The 2nd annual Honey Baking Contest was held Friday, November 7, 2014 at the WHPA Convention in Trego, WI. Contestants entered homemade honey items in the categories of Muffins and Drop Cookies. Winners received prizes including a skep beverage dispenser.  Please enjoy the winning recipes!

Banana Date Muffins
Ardelle Lemar, 1st place

1 ½ C. all bran cereal (buds)
1 ¼ C. milk
1/3 C. canola oil
½ C. honey
1 egg
2 C. mashed bananas
1 C. whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tbsp baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
¾ C. chopped dates
¾ C. raisins
1 C. chopped nuts
¼ C. whole wheat flour
Combine bran and milk and let stand for three minutes.  Add oil, honey, egg, and mashed bananas. Mix well.  Gradually add 1 cup flour, soda, baking powder, and salt.  Stir just enough to thoroughly mix.  Place dates, raisins, and nuts in a bowl.  Stir with ¼ cup of flour to coat.  Stir fruit and nuts into batter.  Pour into well greased muffin tins, filling two-thirds full.  Bake at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes.

Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Health Cookies

Lois Nass, 1st place

1 C. flour

½ C. whole wheat flour

1/8 C. ground flax seed

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

1 C. applesauce with 1 tsp butter

 1/3 C.  brown sugar

¼ C. white sugar

½ C. honey

 2 eggs

2 T milk

 2 tsp vanilla extract

 2 ½ C. uncooked Quaker Oats

2+.C. semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 C. chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, flax, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. Beat applesauce, butter, honey, and sugars in large bowl. Beat in eggs, vanilla and milk. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats and chips. Stir in nuts. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, depending on oven.  Makes 4 ½ dozen cookies.

Past Winners!

2013 Honey Baking Contest

CURRANT SCONES (Ardelle Lemar)

2 cups all purpose flour 

¼ cup honey

2 tsp. baking powder 

¼ cup plain nonfat yogurt

¼ tsp. salt

1 egg plus 1 egg yolk (set white aside)

¼ tsp. baking soda 

½ tsp. almond or vanilla extract

6 T. butter (room temperature)

1 cup currants

Mix dry ingredients well and cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir in currants.  Set dry mixture aside.  Combine the rest of the ingredients.  Add to the dry mixture, stirring until just combined.  Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface.  Shape into an 8 inch circle and cut into 8 wedges.  Place on a greased baking sheet with about one inch between each wedge.  Beat reserved egg white and brush each piece.  Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon and sugar.  Bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.



½ cup butter, softened

1 large egg

1 ½ tsp. baking soda

¾ tsp. nutmeg

¾ cup honey

1 ½ cups flour

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

½  tsp. kosher salt

1 cup applesauce

1 tsp. pure vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, blend together the butter, egg, and honey.  Add the flour, baking soda, spices, salt, and vanilla.  Mix until it starts to form a crumbly dough.  Pour in applesauce and mix together.  Place in two small loaf pans sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake for about 40 minutes.